Monday, November 10, 2008

Malware exploiting Obama win

Malware exploiting Obama win

Not surprisingly, malware authors have jumped on the Barack Obama presidential election win to spread their evil code. Sophos says Obama-related malware is accounting for 60% of the traffic they're seeing at various sensor stations throughout the Internet. Most of the messages are trying to direct users to a doctored election results page that when visited prompts the user to install a fake Adobe Flash plug-in to view Obama's acceptance speech. The application is really a new Trojan dubbed Mal/Behav-027. Sophos' Graham Cluley says the Trojan could be used to compromise

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